Professionals who work with divorcing couples and their families will be inspired by this important book on effective clinical assessment and intervention. The book blends a variety of expert contributions--descriptive, theoretical, and empirical--into a practical handbook that focuses on resources for dealing with the anger and pain of parting spouses and disrupted childhoods. A rich array of clinically useful materials is provided. The book covers background theory, marital interaction, the definition of clinical dysfunctions in children of divorce, specific clinical features of childhood developmental levels, post-divorce reorganization, and models of group work.

part |55 pages


chapter |15 pages

The Developmental Course of Conflict in the Marital Dissolution Process

ByJames J. Ponzetti, Rodney M. Cate

chapter |24 pages

The Grief Resolution Process in Divorce: Phase II

ByJohn F. Crosby, Sandra K. Lybarger, Richard L. Mason

chapter |15 pages

Divorce: Three Different Experiences for Three Different Families

ByCarol Masheter

part |30 pages

Dysfunctional Marital Patterns

chapter |11 pages

The Ambivalent Spouse Syndrome

ByBruce William Jones

chapter |18 pages

A Comparison of Men Who Are Divorce Prone with Those Who Are Marriage Phobic

ByRobert M. Counts, Kelly Reid

part |52 pages

Defining the Range of Dysfunctional Patterns in Children

chapter |20 pages

Children of Divorce: The Question of Clinically Significant Problems

ByNancy J. Warren, Eleanor R. Ilgen, Mary E. Van Bourgondien, Judy T. Konanc, Roberts S. Grew, Ingrid A. Amara

chapter |13 pages

Who Are the “Normal” Children of Divorce? On the Need to Specify Population

ByMarla B. Isaacs, George Leon, Ann Marie Donohue

chapter |18 pages

Children and Divorce: The “Negative” Identification

ByMorton Chethik, Nancy Dolin, Douglas Davies, Rebecca Lohr, Susan Darrow

part |49 pages

Developmental Features in Children of Divorce

chapter |9 pages

Depression in Children from Single-Parent Families

ByDebra K. Huntley, Randy E. Phelps, Lynn P. Rehm

chapter |5 pages

Adolescents’ Attitudes Toward Suicide: Does Knowledge That the Parents Are Divorced Make a Difference?

ByJeffie A. Gibson, Lillian M. Range, Howard N. Anderson

part |29 pages

Family Reorganization

part |43 pages

Group Treatment Models for Divorcing Populations

chapter |10 pages

The Long-Term Effects of Divorce: Mothers and Children in Concurrent Support Groups

ByAna Margarita Cebollero, Karen Cruise, Gary Stollak

chapter |21 pages

An Evaluation of the “Recovery of Hope” Program

ByVirginia Moxley, Kenneth Eggeman, Walter R. Schumm